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Jobless rate 14.63 percent in December

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Slovakia in December 2004 rose by 0.5 percent month-on-month to 14.63 percent, according to the Central Labour Office (ÚPSVR).

There were a reported 342,294 unemployed people in Slovakia in December, up by 12,972 from November and down by 70,792 year-on-year, according to the TASR news agency.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava